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01/05/2011 10:16 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Japanther's Big Apple Circus 'Riot' (VIDEO)

JAPANTHER AT THE ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS from Scott Cramer on Vimeo.

Monday's Japanther show at the Big Apple Circus was eventually shut down when the crowd turned into something of a 'riot'. Local outlets all erupted with first-hand accounts of the event as if it were some harrowing stampede of violence. Here's video from the occasion, which looks like a normal punk rock show (albeit with moshing happening on stage) until the security guards get involved...

Riot or good-old teenaged moshpittery? You decide.